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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby Lox » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:43 pm

I think fenders are a must. There is just too much positive that comes from keeping the wet from spraying up.

I never felt that way until I moved to Germany and fucking northern Europe is always going to rain when you don't want it or least expected it. I'm looking at getting the full winter garb and a light set since my commute to and from work will be in the dark. Sheisse.

Toivo sounds like he's a little further north than I am, and I have a newfound respect for those who live in these shite climes.

At least the flight to Mallorca only takes a couple hours. asdf.
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby Lox » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:48 pm

Current urban daily ride is a mid-90s, all-rigid Checker Pig with some sweet Deore LX throughout. German mechanics keeping that shit smooth, all these years later.

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Can't go drop coin on a Bulls or Radon and get that shit stole, yo...
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby stonefiend » Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:28 am

I'll be running 700x35c studded tires. With fenders the snow would cake up in there and seize up the wheel. I had to carry my track bike so many times last year due to wheel seizures. Now I'll be SS with discs by winter on a junk wheelset and will invest in some Stan's tubeless wheels laced to hope hubs and a 105 group come spring. Should get her down to 17lbs. Group rides, cross races, commuting... all good. Beavertail seatpost fender is fine.
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby Tronic » Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:20 pm

Lox wrote:Current urban daily ride is a mid-90s, all-rigid Checker Pig with some sweet Deore LX throughout. German mechanics keeping that shit smooth, all these years later.

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Can't go drop coin on a Bulls or Radon and get that shit stole, yo...

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stonefiend wrote:I'll be running 700x35c studded tires. With fenders the snow would cake up in there and seize up the wheel. I had to carry my track bike so many times last year due to wheel seizures. Now I'll be SS with discs by winter on a junk wheelset and will invest in some Stan's tubeless wheels laced to hope hubs and a 105 group come spring. Should get her down to 17lbs. Group rides, cross races, commuting... all good. Beavertail seatpost fender is fine.

Fenders died last winter. So fun. Clip on ever since. Shoes so, so wet. New bikes coming...
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2012 Specialized Crux Disc. Not a bad ride for $500. White Industries Hubs with rear eccentric, and freewheel (REEEEEEEEE!!!), laced to pos mtb rims for winter.
Summer will go geared with a 105 group and some light disc wheelsets. Psyched!

nice price. Also beavertail win.
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby pmahnn » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:03 am

Spoke snapped on my ride. Sad days.
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby Lox » Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:05 pm

Fix that shit yo
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby AlwaysLimping » Sun May 11, 2014 9:14 am

Love me some craigslist. Brand new cinder cone with dual disc for $225. Should take my recon missions to the next level, stoked
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby stonefiend » Mon May 19, 2014 1:10 am

I BEEN LAYIN' CABLE ALL OVA TDIS BITCH ON MY CRUXZ
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby Lox » Tue May 20, 2014 1:47 pm

What tires y'all commuters rollin' on your purposed mtbz?

My smokes are smoked.
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby toivo » Fri May 30, 2014 10:24 pm

City Slicker slicks if there is nothing loose on the ground.

Smokes are kind of opposite urban tires, paddle wheels for loose dirt. Classic Tires though.

I see no reason not to go big with slicks, volume so you can drop further.
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby mountainz » Sat May 31, 2014 7:05 pm

Bouldering sucks. Shred bowls all the days.
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby RockPharmer » Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:42 am

Rode 15 miles of brilliant single track at Kingdom Trails in the northeast kingdom yesterday. First visit there. Absolutely brilliant.
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby Lox » Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:06 pm

I'm not gonna lie. I got a little phased and bought a pair of Conti Traffics. The whole fender thing makes me want to go full commuter retard. I'm keeping the rack and thinking of Ortliebs and if my triggershifters will work on mustache bars. Kill me now.
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby Lox » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:18 pm

I was wrong. I bought Schwalbe Black Jacks. They are OK so far, low rolling resistance and a fairly aggressive tread.
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby AlwaysLimping » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:07 pm

Apparently Hope is the new King. Now let's see if they spin for literal decades without needing to be serviced. Doubt it.
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby skav » Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:18 am

Chris King
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GTFO
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby Lox » Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:07 pm

fanboi dab
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby skav » Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:04 pm

Kept tearing out my sidewalls. The reinforced trail kings are the shit and the CK headsets let you ride wheelies no handed down singletrack while drinking beer and instagramming.
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby mountainz » Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:33 pm

Fat Kenda Nevagals for life.
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby mountainz » Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:56 pm



Shred bowls.
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